WEBINAR: Current Trends and Updates of Dominica Citizenship with Council a.h. of the Commonwealth of Dominica

WEBINAR: Current Trends and Updates of Dominica Citizenship By Investment with Council a.h. of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Webinar | Industry Experts Opinion | Wednesday, 20 October 2021 @ 1pm GMT

Speakers:

• Christos Vadrikos – Consul a.h. of the Commonwealth of Dominica
• Evgeny Pavlov – Chief Executive Officer, Mann’s Solutions, Investment Migration Firm, UK

Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 1.00pm GMT

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LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Caribbean Citizenship

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Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks are completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

List of Required Documents For USA Residency EB-5 Visa Program

The USA remains one of the most sought-after destinations for investors as the country offers a great business-friendly environment, great supply chains, good infrastructure, high quality of life, and perspective workforce factors. To make the application process easier for our clients, Mann’s Solutions team decided to prepare a general list of documents required for the EB-5 Visa application. 

General List of Required Documents for EB-5 Visa Application

Required Documents from the Investor:

  • copy of the Passport
  • copy of the birth certificate
  • investor’s CV
  • copies of all diplomas, degrees, awards, and other professional certifications
  • copy of marriage certificate (if you have one)
  • copy of Social Security card (if you have one)

Business Related Documents: 

  • prepared competitive business plan
  • W-2 and I-9 forms for workers that are already hired
  • all payroll records
  • list of employees and job descriptions
  • business entity documents
  • list of the company’s shareholders
  • partnership agreement
  • list of limited partners
  • operating agreement

Documents Related to the Source and Path of Funds:

  • individual tax returns for the past 5 years
  • copy of bank statements

If your source of funds is coming from the sale of a property:

  • copy of purchase and sale agreement

If your source of funds is coming from owning a business:

  • copy of the company’s balance sheets
  • company tax returns for the last several years
  • letter from the company’s accountant
  • letter from investors describing their employment history

If your source of funds is coming from a loan:

  • copy of the actual loan document
  • copy of bank statement of EB-5 investor

What do you need to know about USA EB-5 residency program?

USA EB-5 Visa for Investors, permanent residency program grants the right to live, work, and study in the United States and give US Residency (conditional green card) in 12 months. EB-5 is an efficient route to permanent resident status in a short period. The whole family including children under 21 can apply for Green Card and qualify for US Citizenship after 5 years. The EB-5 Visa requires investing $900,000 in a government-approved business.

The USA remains one of the most sought-after destinations for investors as the country offers a business-friendly environment, high quality of life, great supply chains, good infrastructure, and perspective workforce factors. It can be stated, that the nation’s diversity and openness are what truly allow businesses from all over the world to find their place in the market – and thrive.

Program Benefits

USA EB-5 Visa for Investors, permanent residency program grants the right to live, work, and study in the United States and give US Residency (conditional green card) in 12 months. EB-5 is an efficient route to permanent resident status in a short period of time. The whole family including children under 21 can apply for Green Card and qualify for US Citizenship after 5 years. The EB-5 Visa requires to invest $900,000 in a government-approved business.

Investment Options

General Requirement

– No criminal record

– 18+ age

– Reliable investment sources

Minimum investment $900,000

– Investment should create 10 full-time jobs

– EB-5 center must be compliant with USCIS requirements

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – USA EB-5 Visa

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

– Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.

– Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

– Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

– Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

How to Choose the Property for Investment in Dominica?

To help our clients choose the right property location for the investment in Dominica, Mann’s Solutions has prepared a detailed guide on How to Choose the Property for Investment in Dominica.

What are the main reasons to buy property in Dominica?

· The property prices are lower than on many other Caribbean islands

· Great mild weather

· Relaxed pace of life

· Get the Dominica passport for the whole family after buying the property

· Beautiful untouched Caribbean nature

· Low-cost high-quality living

· No taxes on gifts, inheritance, property or capital gains 

Where to buy property in Dominica?

There are many real estate properties approved by the government under Dominica Citizenship Program. Most of them are offering you options such as villas, hotels, luxury resorts, eco-lodges, and condos. To narrow down the property location options, Mann’s Solutions has prepared a list of the best locations to buy property in Dominica.

Best locations to buy property

Portsmouth

 Surrounded by extinct volcanoes and parks, Portsmouth is the second biggest city in Dominica. The area is highly recommended for diving, whale-watching, and boating as well as offers plenty of outdoor activities. Besides, Portsmouth has some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and magnificent coral reefs for snorkeling trips. Comparing to Roseau (the capital of Dominica), the place is much more relaxed.

Marigot

 Marigot is perched on the hills and provides breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea and the island. The North-Eastern coast of Dominica offers not only unspoiled greenery, beaches, and rivers, but also many restaurants and hotels with top-class food and housing. There are many beachfront and hill-side houses available for sale. Moreover, Dominica Airport is located in Marigot, which is convenient for occasional visitors.

Around Roseau

Roseau is the vibrant capital that faces the Caribbean Sea, the city and surrounding area have a lot to offer. 18th-century French quarters are famous for their architecture style, restaurant, local shops, and busy bars. One of the largest outdoor markets in the Caribbean is also located there, offering plenty of tropical fruits, herbs, and vegetables. For those, who want to enjoy the pace of the city and live by the Caribbean sea, Roseau is the perfect place.

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LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Caribbean Citizenship

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks are completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Overview of European Golden Visas 2021

There are a number of countries that offer European Golden Investor Visas in Europe, which result in residency and further in the citizenship of the European Union. To make easier your application process, Mann’s Solutions team prepared an overview of European Golden Visas.

Overview of European Golden Visas

Portugal Golden Visa

The Portuguese Residence Permit Program or Portugal Golden Visa grants the right to live, work and study in Portugal, with visa-free access within the EU countries. The program investment options include the creation of at least 10 jobs via investing into business; investment of €1,000,000 or purchase of real estate within a range of €280,000 – €500,000, depending on where it was built.

Program Benefits

Portugal Golden Visa or Portugal Residency by Investment Program grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program requires only 7 days a year visit to Portugal in a 1 year and 14 days visit during each subsequent 2 years to keep the permit. Portugal residency allows the whole family travel without visa to all Schengen Zone countries and gives access to high-standard education.

Malta Residency

Malta Residency program is a perfect fast-track choice for acquiring EU residency for the whole family. The program offers permanent residency in 3-4 months and lets the applicant and his family travel without a visa throughout Schengen Zone countries. The investment options start from €150,000. The funds received through the program are used in the public interest (for example for the advancement of education, innovation, social purposes, research, justice and the rule of law or the environment and public health).

Program Benefits

Malta residency by investment grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit that can be renewed indefinitely after this period if the applicant maintains a Maltese address. The Program does not require residence before or after the residence permit has been granted and lets investor and investor family travel without a visa to Schengen Zone countries. Moreover, Malta Residency Program grants the whole family access to high-standard education and an easy application process for obtaining a work permit.

Spain Residency

Spain Residency by Investment program is a perfect choice for acquiring European Union Residency for the whole family. The program provides 4 investment options starting from €500,000 and does not require a mandatory stay, unless the permit holder applies for permanent residency and citizenship.

Program Benefits

With a minimum investment of €500,000, the Spanish residency program, grants applicant an initial 2-year residency permit that can be renewed every 5 years after the expiration and let’s apply for citizenship after living in a country for 10 years. It is not required to live in Spain to maintain and renew Residency Permit, however permanent residency and citizenship route requires the applicant and applicant’s family to reside in Spain. Besides, the program lets travel to Schengen Zone for 90 days without a visa and work in Spain.

Irish Residency

Irish Residency or Irish Immigrant Investor program is a perfect choice for high net worth individuals and provides 4 investment options starting from €500,000. The Irish Residency Program is open to non-EEA nationals and lets the applicant and his family obtain a secure residency status in Ireland which can further lead to European Union Citizenship.

Program Benefits

Irish residency by investment grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program requires only one day a year visit to Ireland to keep the permit and opens 177 visa-free destinations for an applicant and the applicant’s family. Irish Residency Program does not require proof of English for initial applicants and in addition to that grants the whole family access to high-standard education.

Greece Residency

Greece Residency Program is a low-cost route to obtain European Union residency for the investor and investors family. Greece Residency Program investment options start from €250,000 with a residency permit granted for 5 years. The fast application process takes only 60 days after which the whole family can travel without a visa within European Union and apply for Greek Citizenship after a set period.

Program Benefits

Greece Residency by Investment program, grants applicant with a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period if the applicant has spent at least 180 days per year in Greece and 7 consecutive years in the country. The program lets the whole family travel to European Union countries for 90 days and grants access to a high standard of education and living. In addition to that, there are no residency requirements.

Cyprus Residency

Cyprus Residency program is an ideal route for obtaining a PRP (Cypriot Permanent Residence Permit) in just 2 months. The program requires a €300,000 investment, that is safe and and profitable. The property can be rented and investor can gain regular rental income. The Residency program does not require physical presence and lets the whole family apply for Cyprus Citizenship in 5 years..

Program Benefits

Cyprus Residency by Investment Program grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program does not require to reside in Cyprus, however the permit holders must visit the island at least once in 2 years to keep the permit. In addition, Cyprus Residency Program lets investor obtain regular rental income from letting the property.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – European Golden Visas

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks are completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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Detailed Application Process of Turkey Citizenship Program

The developing real estate market in Turkey provides potential investors with a truly overwhelming choice of property for sale. This is why it’s not a surprise that the Turkey Citizenship Program is one of the most popular citizenship by investment programs in the world. To make our client application process more clear, Mann’s Solutions team has prepared a Detailed Application Process

1. Decide on your investment route.

First, the investor must decide which type of investment is most suitable for them. At the moment, there are 3 investment options: Property Investment, Capital Transfer, or Business and job creation.

2. Obtaining Turkish Tax ID Numbers. 

Further, the investor will have to obtain a Turkish Tax ID Number. (Without a tax ID, the legal system won’t be able to allow to proceed further to a property purchase.) 

3. Opening a bank account in the country.

4. Mann’s Solutions team will prepare a list of properties and research to identify the best property options for the investment. This is the step where you also will commence all the paperwork.

5. (Only for investment in real estate) At this step, the investor will need to receive a certificate of eligibility which will be issued after the investor is considered qualified for the Turkey citizenship program. To get the certificate, the applicant will have to apply to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadaster of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

6. Gathering all required documentation.

 7. It is essential to have a residence permit as soon as the investment for a Turkish passport is made as the person must be a legal resident while starting the application procedure. The resident permit will be issued the same day you apply.

8. Submission

Submission of all documents and applications to the Provincial Directorate of Census and Citizenship.

9. Receiving the passport.

Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program Overview

Turkey Citizenship by Investment program lets obtaining a second passport within 2 months and has low entry investment options starting from $250,000 for the entire family. No physical presence is required to obtain citizenship and there are no obligations to declare the applicant’s assets or income generated in other countries’ application processes. The booming real estate market in Turkey provides potential investors with a truly overwhelming choice of property and buildings for sale of any type and any budget.

Turkish Citizenship Investment Options

1. Property Acquisition From $250,000

• Acquire residential or commercial property with a deed restriction not to sell for 3 years from the date of purchase, Investors have the right to acquire several properties, as long as the total amount complies with the requirements.

• The property can be let for rental income, or sold after 3 years from acquiring citizenship, without affecting the applicant’s citizenship. The same property cannot be used twice to qualify for Turkish Citizenship.

2. Capital Transfer From $500,000

• Fixed-asset investment confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology OR

• Deposit $500.000 cash in a Turkish bank for a minimum of 3 years OR

• Buy government bonds with the potential to receive interest as income, Investments to be kept for 3 years.

3. Creation of 50 Jobs or Business Investment

• Set up business and create jobs for at least 50 Turkish employees.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Turkey Citizenship by Investment

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

• Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

• Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.

• Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

• Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

• Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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The Investors Guide to Caribbean Citizenship

Most international investors are considering Caribbean passport as it’s a powerful tool for international tax planning and also allows them to travel visa-free worldwide.

Caribbean citizenship provides the following benefits: tax advantages, security, traveling freedom, profitable real-estate investments, and the possibility to retire in a safe country with a mild climate.

To make the decision-making process faster, Mann’s Solutions team decided to prepared Investors Guide to Caribbean Citizenship. Find Overview of the Caribbean Citizenship Programs below:

Overview of Caribbean Citizenship Programs and Tax Benefits

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Being one of the most trusted and successful programs in the world, St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program offer fast-track routes to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The passport of St. Kitts and Nevis grants visa-free access to over 156 countries, including the European Union countries and the United Kingdom. St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program investment options start from $150,000.

The Citizenship Program of St Kitts and Nevis offers excellent opportunities for investors, including profitable investments, an opportunity to sell the property after citizenship acquisition, and a unique and highly favorable taxation system (no tax on global income, wealth, or inheritance). The workforce is English-speaking, well-educated, and welcoming.

An investor can buy a share or a whole property in St Kitts and Nevis. Typically, investors are offered shares in five-star hotels and resorts, although other options are also available, for example, apartments, villas, and even marinas for yachts. The investor can also earn a rental income of 2% to 5% per annum.

Program Benefits

1 – No residence requirements

2 – Investment period 5 years

3 – Confidential application process

4 – Visa-free travelling to 156 countries

5 – No tax on income, wealth, or inheritance

6 – The whole family can apply

Investment Option

1.$150,000

Contribution to the SGF (Sustainable Growth Fund) is non-refundable. The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application. To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $150,000.

*UNTIL 31/12/2021 the Family of 4 can obtain St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship for $150,000.

Reduced contribution to the SGF will be valid until 31 December 2021

2. $200,000-$400,000 Real Estate Investment

$200,000

The real Estate option should be approved by the government. $200,000 – joint investment with another main applicant (each applicant pays $200,000, and $400,000 in total). The property can be sold in 7 years.

$400,000

real estate investment with minimum investment period – 5 years.

Grenada Citizenship by Investment

Grenada Citizenship by Investment program is a fast-track and secure citizenship program. The only Caribbean program that allows settling in the USA, the Grenada Citizenship by investment program lets obtain a second passport within 3-4 months and grants visa-free access to over 143 countries worldwide. The program offers two investment options, a $150,000 government donation or a property investment of $220,000.

Grenada’s residents and citizens enjoy relatively low tax rates. For example, there are no capital gains, inheritance taxes, income taxes, or wealth taxes on worldwide income or properties. On the other hand, it’s worth knowing that there are specific local tax implications. For locally produced revenue, there is an individual annual income tax rate. The first XCD$36,000 a year is tax-free and the next $24,000 is taxed at 10%, and the remainder is taxed at 28%.

Program Benefits

1 – No residence requirements

2 – Investment period 5 years

3 – Confidential application process

4 – Opens Route to the USA through E-2 Visa

5 – No tax on income, wealth, or inheritance

6 – Dual citizenship allowed

Investment Options

1. $150,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

 Contribution to the NTF (National Transformation Fund) is non-refundable

 The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application

To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $150,000, $200,000 for a family of 2, 3, and 4.

2. $220,000 – $350,000 Real Estate Investment

 The real Estate option should be approved by the government

 The property can be sold in 5 years

Dominica Citizenship

Dominica Citizenship by Investment program is one of the longest-running economic citizenship programs in the world. The most affordable in the Caribbean, the Dominica Citizenship by investment program offers a quick route to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The program grants the investor visa-free access to over 137 countries and provides 2 investment options, a $100,000 donation to the government or property investment from $200,000.

Purchasing fractional ownership in a Dominica resort project is fast and easy, requires no maintenance or upkeep on behalf of the investor, and based on the developer’s income and capital gain projections will typically be expected to return enough money after 5 years to cover both the capital invested and fees paid for the citizenship.

Program Benefits

1 – No residence requirements

2 – Investment period 3 years

3 – Confidential application process

4 – Passport in 2-3 months

5 – No tax on income, wealth, or inheritance

6 – Dual citizenship allowed

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

 Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) is non-refundable

 The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application

 To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000

2. $200,000 Real Estate Investment

 The real Estate option should be approved by the government

 The property can be sold in 3 years

St Lucia Citizenship

St Lucia Citizenship Program is one of the most affordable and fast Caribbean citizenship programs. The program offers a quick route to acquiring a second passport within 3-4 months and grants visa-free access to over 132 countries. Obtain St Lucia Citizenship by following investment options: $150,000 non-refundable donation, government bond investment of $220,000, or a property investment of $300,000.

Comparing to other Caribbean islands, Saint Lucia also has a vibrant international offshore sector, that allows people to participate in all areas of financial services. For instance, the creation of international companies and the opening of trusts.

Program Benefits

1 – No residence requirements

2 – Investment period 5 years

3 – Confidential application process

4 – Passport in 2-3 months

5 – No tax on income, wealth, or inheritance

6 – Visa-free to 132 countries, EU AND UK

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

Contribution to the NEF (National Economic Fund) is non-refundable. The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application. To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000, $140,000 for a family of 2, and $150,000 for a family of up to 4 members.

2. $300,000 Real Estate Investment

 The real Estate option should be approved by the government

 The property can be sold in 5 years

3. Investment of $250,000 in government bonds

 $250,000 — single applicant, investment term 5 years

 $250,000 — main applicant and spouse, investment term 6 years

 $250,000 — a family of up to four, investment term 7 years

 $300,000 — a family of up to four, investment term 5 years

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by investment program offer one of the most affordable and quick routes to acquiring a second passport. The program grants applicant and applicant family visa-free access to over 140 countries worldwide in only 3-4 months and offers two investment options, a $100,000 government donation or a property investment from $200,000.

*Antigua and Barbuda have no tax on personal income, wages, inheritance, or capital gains. Tax residents of the country do not pay taxes on dividends, interest, or royalties.

Program Benefits

1 – No residence requirements

2 – Investment period 5 years

3 – Confidential application process

4 – Passport in 2-3 months

5 – No tax on income, wealth, or inheritance

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

 Contribution to the Antigua National Development Fund is non-refundable

 The government donation of $100,000 covers 4 family members, however, the same amount is required if an investor applies alone.

2. $200,000 – $400,000 Real Estate Investment

 The real Estate option should be approved by the

 The property can be sold in 5 years

Read answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about Caribbean Citizenship HERE.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Caribbean Citizenship by Investment

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.

Due diligence checks and additional property checks are completed by our experts.

Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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